Nutrition Olive Tree: Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium in involved in various metabolic processes, and also has a high structural component in leaves and wood.

Factors that influence the quality of olive virgin oil

When we talk about the quality of virgin olive oils, we already know that the highest quality is that of extra virgin olive oil. We have seen how to classify a virgin olive oil we need two types of analytics: physical and chemical and sensory. 

Key moments when the olive tree should not suffer water stress

We should not think of the olive tree as a vegetable, or as a citric or subtropical tree, since those plants developed in environments where there was never any water stress. The olive tree is adapted to water stress during the moments of least physiological activity, and we...

Maximum light exposure for leaves and fruit and minimum density crown

The more light exposure the leaves and fruit get, the greater the production of photoassimilates, and hence, the greater the growth of sprouts and fruits = more production.

Olive tree pruning

"Who plows an olive tree, asks for fruit, who fertilizes it, insists on it, who prunes it, forces the tree to give it to him." Lucius Columela Siglo I The olive tree consists mainly of two parts, an aerial part, and another root part. Between them, it is important that there is...

The concept of limiting factor and the nitrogen

Apart from CO2, water and sunlight, plants need mineral nutrients for their metabolism. Without these nutrients, the plant cannot complete its life cycle.

Total, partial and no tilling and bare soil year round

This is the oldest technique of all. Tilling is done several times a year, which totally eliminates weeds. Tilling is more or less deep, depending on the time of year, to improve infiltration and diminish evaporation from the soil. Tilled land is actually a kind of cover,...

Use of the Talcum Powder in Olive Oil Production

Authorized talcum powder acts as an adjuvant. We understand adjuvants as: different substances which are added to industrial processes in order to improve them, obtaining better work conditions and/or performance and quality of the final product, removing it during the process...

Nutrition Olive Tree: Phosphorous and Potassium

Phosphorous Phosphorous is involved in the reactions that need metabolic energy, such as sprouting, growth, fruit setting and maturation. Low leaf levels of phosphorous produces short sprouts and leaves, low levels of set fruit, and in extreme cases, defoliation.

Ensure adequate luminous nutrition and adequate water in the leaves

In the leaves (and unripe fruit as well) photosynthesis occurs, which consists of the fixation of carbonic-anhydride that is taken up with water from the roots by the stomas. Light acts as a source of energy in the reaction, and this produces carbohydrates, the simplest of...

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